The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Natal Mohogany

Afrikaans name: Rooiessenhout

Natal Mohogany tree

Natal Mohogany

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The Natal Mohogany is a large evergreen tree that can reach a height of 20 metres.

It is typically found near rivers.

The flowers of the Natal Mohogany are greenish as is the fruit. The fruits split open to show orange coloured seeds.

The wood makes very good furniture and its seeds are eaten by birds.

Leaves of a Natal Mohogany

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Bark of a Natal Mohogany

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References and further reading

The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1 - Author: Natal Parks Board - Published: 1981 - Page: 77

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Published: 2002 - Page: 454

The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Published: 1994 - Page: 204

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Published: 1999 - Page: 54

Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld - Author: Jacana - Published: 1997 - Page: 196

SA Wild Flower Guide No 4 - Transvaal Lowveld - Author: Jo Onderstall - Published: 1984 - Page: 122

Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - 2nd edition - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Published: 2004 - Page: 226

Pocket Guide - Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2013 - Page: 70

Piet van Wyks Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 1st edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 1988 - Page: 120

Everyones Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Published: 1989 - Page: 48

Garden Birds in South Africa - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 2017 - Page: 168

Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 5th edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2008 - Page: 120

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 160

A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Published: 1983 - Page: 182


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